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Nuit debout protesters occupy French cities in revolutionary call for change

Nuit debout protesters occupy French cities in revolutionary call for change | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For more than a week, vast nocturnal gatherings have spread across France in a citizen-led movement that has rattled the government
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MSF to open camp for refugees sleeping rough near Dunkirk

MSF to open camp for refugees sleeping rough near Dunkirk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Facility in Grande-Synthe will provide shelter, drinking water and sanitation to meet minimum UN humanitarian standards
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The Third Industrial Revolution in the Nord - Pas de Calais - Picardie region (UK)

"The 3rd Industrial Revolution" is the culmination of a life of analysis, reflection and study by the American Jeremy Rifkin. In 2013, with the 'Nord-Pas de ...

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How the Third Industrial Revolution Can Transform France - Huffington Post

How the Third Industrial Revolution Can Transform France - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
LILLE, France -- The Internet of Things and the path to the zero marginal cost society is already coming into being. Much remains to be implemented, but we can say for certain that a movement has been launched.
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Together in Sorrow, Looking at the Future | La Quadrature du Net

Together in Sorrow, Looking at the Future | La Quadrature du Net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Paris, 16 November 2015 — Together with the people of France and from all around the world, La Quadrature du Net mourns the dead. After the attacks on Friday 13 November in Paris and Saint-Denis, the group is committed to contribute to a political response that is based on a careful assessment of what has led us to this tragedy.


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New French Law Passed: All New Rooftops Must Be Covered With Plants Or Solar Panels

New French Law Passed: All New Rooftops Must Be Covered With Plants Or Solar Panels | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Do you live in France? If you're getting a new house, you might have to follow this incredible, sustainable law. A new law that was passed that mandates that new buildings in commercial lots need to have either plants or solar panels on the roof. Having a garden on your roof sounds like a paradise, one that's…
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katelyn wellsby's curator insight, September 14, 2015 11:06 AM

A law that makes you have to have plants or solar panels on top of your roof. I'm pretty sure a lot of people think that law would be stupid but if you read having that on top of your roof can help prevent leaks, provides a home to small critters and insects and importantly it connects us back to nature. And let's be honest having plants all over your roof would be beautiful to have. If someone doesn't do research on what having plants or solar panels on your roof, they wouldn't like the idea of having to have one of the other on there roof.

Bryan "Sandstorm" Cepeda's curator insight, September 14, 2015 11:07 AM

This is a good law. Though I don't know how solar plants could effect a major city

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French taxi drivers lock down Paris in huge anti-Uber protest

French taxi drivers lock down Paris in huge anti-Uber protest | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

French taxi drivers today blocked roads to airports and train stations in Paris, as part of a nationwide protest against Uber. Thousands of drivers are expected to participate in today's strike in the French capital and other major cities, where tensions between taxi unions and private car services are running high. Protestors burned tires and turned over cars along major thoroughfares, and there have been reported scufflesbetween taxi drivers and other chauffeurs. Police in riot gear intervened at one point with tear gas, Reuters reports.

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Rizzoma Active Docs

Rizzoma Active Docs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Realtime collaborative editing docs. Here you can send messages, emails and assign tasks right in context.
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New French law tells consumers how long new appliances will last

New French law tells consumers how long new appliances will last | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Planned obsolescence is, the practice of designing products with a purposefully limited lifespan so that they need to be replaced sooner. France aims to change this with a new law.
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Grenoble to replace street advertising with trees and 'community spaces' - Telegraph

Grenoble to replace street advertising with trees and 'community spaces' - Telegraph | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A plan to curtail outdoor advertising was a campaign promise by Green mayor Eric Piolle in recent municipal elections, as he claims it is "a European first for a large city"
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Digital Transformation of the French Economy - P2P Foundation

Digital Transformation of the French Economy - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Report: RAPPORT AU GOUVERNEMENT. La nouvelle grammaire du succès. La transformation numérique de l'économie française. Philippe Lemoine
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France Prefers to Pay (twice) for Papers by Its Researchers | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

France Prefers to Pay (twice) for Papers by Its Researchers | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While university presidents learn that their funding is to be reduced by EUR 400 million, the Ministry of Research has decided, under great secrecy, to pay EUR 172 million to the world leader in scientific publishing Elsevier .
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Sharing à la française

Sharing à la française | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

VENTURE capitalists do not often shower nine-figure sums on French startups. That alone makes noteworthy the announcement on July 2nd that BlaBlaCar, an eight-year-old ride-sharing company from Paris, had raised $100m. Preqin, a research firm, says that only one other French firm has attracted more in one go in at least seven years. Just three other European startups have struck it so rich in 2014.

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Meet the 'crazy Left' French protesters with no leaders and no demands

Meet the 'crazy Left' French protesters with no leaders and no demands | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The world started anew last Thursday week, on the evening of 31 March 2016. On that night, a few hundred young people, and some not so young, came together on the Place de la République in Paris.

They are still there – or at least they turn up at 6pm each day and leave at midnight. Their numbers are growing, although not as fast as they claim. There are 1,000 present on most evenings.
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New Law Could Change France’s Food System for the Better

New Law Could Change France’s Food System for the Better | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
French Parliament has voted in favor of a law that could revolutionize their food system.
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French Engineering School Teams Up With Local Startup To Certify Diplomas Using The Bitcoin Blockchain - The Bitcoin Channel

French Engineering School Teams Up With Local Startup To Certify Diplomas Using The Bitcoin Blockchain - The Bitcoin Channel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

coinjournal.net / By Diana Ngo / January 5, 2016 Parisian engineering school the Leonardo da Vinci Engineering School (ESILV) will soon become the first higher education institution in France to certify diplomas and academic certificates using the...

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France, The New Startup Factory — Medium

France, The New Startup Factory — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

France has a strong scientific tradition: 13 Nobel prizes in physics, 8 in chemistry, 13 in medicine. French mathematicians have won a quarter of Fields Medals awarded since 1923. The higher education system is efficient and free. Oui! You heard it, free! The system now produces around 80,000 engineers and 70,000 PhDs — half of them foreign born — per year. Such educational efforts have created a 1,000,000+ strong engineering workforce, the largest in Europe alongside Germany. No wonder so many French engineers work at some of the best of America’s high-tech companies, including Apple, Tesla, Facebook, Salesforce and Google.

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Sybille Saint Girons - P2P Foundation

Sybille Saint Girons - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Former Information System Consultant, she is designing and engineering cooperation tools for 25 years. She proposes an empowering Organic System to unleash our potentials, individually and collectively. She calls it “ontogogy” meaning “to lead the Being" from ὤν (ôn, ontos) : being and άγω (gogie) : lead, train, guide. It integrates flow optimisation, business management , human potential development, ancient wisdom24, spiritual teachings , arts and humour to create wealth in all forms. Her wish is to contribute to create favourable conditions so we can build a fair, beautiful and joyful world!

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OuiShare Fest Finds Itself While Lost in Transition

OuiShare Fest Finds Itself While Lost in Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The third annual OuiShare Fest, hosted with the theme “Lost in Transition” in Paris’ charming Cabaret Sauvage, concluded last Friday. This unique gathering of sharing economy leaders from around the world found itself in at least two ways with their latest edition.
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May Day: workers of the world unite and take over – their factories

May Day: workers of the world unite and take over – their factories | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From Istanbul to Barcelona, the co-operative movement is flourishing as employees revive what the bosses buried
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France Wants to Punish Facebook for Censoring a Painting of a Vagina. Terrible Idea.

France Wants to Punish Facebook for Censoring a Painting of a Vagina. Terrible Idea. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Gustave Courbet’s The Origin of the World is a stunning work of art, a gorgeous display of painterly brilliance and a cornerstone of the French Realistic movement. It is also, according to Facebook, pornographic.
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Proof Of Concept 21 - P2P Foundation

Proof Of Concept 21 - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"an accelerator for open source sustainability, whose pinnacle will be a 5-week camp in the countryside 40min from Paris, bringing together 50 open hardware innovators with world-class mentors and experts, to prototype the most functional and replicable cell of a sustainable society, and bring it to the world ahead of COP21 (which is scheduled in december 2015 in Paris)
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How One Supermarket Fights Food Waste with Ugly Fruits and Veggies

How One Supermarket Fights Food Waste with Ugly Fruits and Veggies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over 800 million people around the world suffer from food insecurity, and yet, global food waste continues to be a major issue with one-third of all food produced being thrown away. One reason for this is that we’re too damn picky about our fruits and vegetables. Most of us want these foods to look flawless, so anything that is not perfectly shaped gets thrown away before it even hits the market.
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